APPENDIX C4
ESTIMATED GRADE LEVELS OF TARGET VOCABULARY RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK: GRAMMAR ROCK(Direct-approach Group)

Target Word
n=36

Dale List of 3,000 Familiar Words (Chall & Dale, 1995)

Ginn Word Book for Teachers Grade Level (Johnson, Moe, & Baumann, 1981)

Living Word Book Grade Level (Dale & O’Rourke, 1981)

American

x

   

because

x

   

danger

x

   

either

x

   

five

x

   

full

x

   

glowing

x (glow)

   

march

x

   

open

x

   

ouch

x

   

out

x

   

safe

x

   

slowly

x

   

subject

x

   
       

adjectives

 

2 (adjective)

 

function

 

2

 

hardly

 

2

 

noun

 

2

 

verb

 

2

 
       

adverb

 

3

 

madly

 

3 (mad)

 

predicate

 

3

 

pronoun

 

3

 
       

evenly

 

4

 

gracefully

 

4

 

lately

 

4 (late)

 

swimming

   

4

       

conjunction

   

5

       

junction

   

6

vault

   

6

       

interjection

 

8

 

preposition

   

8

       

hanging

   

10

       

arcade

   

13

cursive

   

13

Word not listed in sources cited above: bonk.

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